June 2012


We hope you enjoy these summer reading recommendations from our colleagues at Mitchell College.

Also, please visit the Library to browse our summer reading book display and visit our Facebook page to share your summer reading picks with fellow Library friends.

Happy Summer!

Recommended by Stephanie Johnson

By Lewis Hyde

Format: print

Author’s Website

Read Chapter 1 from nytimes.com

TED Blog entry and related TED Talk on Trickster

Publisher Description
In Trickster Makes This World, Lewis Hyde brings to life the playful and disruptive side of human imagination as it is embodied in trickster mythology. He first visits the old stories—Hermes in Greece, Eshu in West Africa, Krishna in India, Coyote in North America, among others—and then holds them up against the lives and work of more recent creators… Read more…

Recommended by Quelia Quaresma-McHugh

By Karen Armstrong

Format: print

Watch A History of God: The Movie (from Tedprize.org)

Publisher Description
In this stunningly intelligent book, Karen Armstrong, one of Britain’s foremost commentators on religious affairs, traces the history of how men and women have perceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present. From classical philsophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the modern age of skepticism, Karen Armstrong performs the near miracle of distilling the intellectual history of monotheism into one superbly readable volume, destined to take its place as a classic.
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Interview with the Author

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Recommended by Louise Steinberg

By Ellen Greenfield

Format: print

Preview the Book at Amazon.com

Author’s Website

Editor’s Description & Editorial Reviews

Description
“The seven characters we meet at the onset of this remarkable novel, each wrapped in the particular music of their separate lives, are soon to experience the sudden arrival of darkness—New York City’s two-day black out of summer, 1977—and the subsequent transformation of everything. Written with grace and perceptive intelligence, the narrative that follows is humane, mysterious, tragic, compelling and beautiful. Come From Nowhere is a gift to thoughtful readers.” Read more descriptions and reviews…

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